The Krames Health Library provides access to articles and fact sheets on health topics. Search health topics such as cold or flu symptoms, dementia, and diabetes.
Talk to a nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through Superior’s 24-hour nurse advice line.
You can get answers to health questions, ask about referrals or seek specialty consultations. Our staff speaks English and Spanish. If you speak another language or need an interpreter, call Member Services for help. TTY users should call 1-800-735-2989.
For more information on these and other benefits and services, check the information in the Member Handbook.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline and Crisis Lifeline
You can call, text, or chat 988 and be connected with a counselor who will listen, try to understand your problem, and provide support and other resources if needed. The old phone number 1-800-273-8255 is also still available to anyone in crisis.
Crisis Call Center
Compassionate assistance to people in any type of crisis.call 1-775-784-8090 or text BRAVE to 741741.
Texas Youth Helpline
Offering free services to youth and parents/guardians in crisis. Call or text 1-800-989-6884.
A crisis hotline and a warm line for non-urgent calls. 1-800-971-0016.
This line provides support services such as:
- Suicide prevention
- Emotional support
- Elder abuse prevention and therapy
- Well-being checks
- Grief support
- Information and referrals for older adults or adults with disabilities
The 2-1-1 program is a free, private service to help find local resources, including:
- Food and nutrition programs
- Shelter and housing resources
- Utilities support
- Disaster relief
- Addiction prevention and rehabilitation programs
- Reentry support for ex-offenders
- Support groups
- Safe help out of an abusive situation
Call 2-1-1 to speak with a service expert in your area.
Caring for someone is rarely easy and can take much of your time. To help care for others, caregivers need to make time to care for themselves.
Keep in mind the tips below to help you take care of yourself:
- No one is perfect. You will make mistakes.
- Many emotions surface when you are caring for another.
- Depression is a common experience while caregiving.
- Think you may be affected by caregiver depression?
- Give yourself and your loved one honest expectations.
- Use the info and resources available to you.
- Know the skills needed to care for your loved one. Be honest about what you can and cannot do.
- Learn to say No.
- Take help from others.
- Be resilient.
- Know your own stress triggers.
- For successful coping:
- Eat right
The Road to Good Self-Care
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP): Family Caregiving Resources
AGE of Central Texas: Caregiver Resources
Alzheimer's Association: Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s or Dementia
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP): Family Caregiving How-To Video Series
American Cancer Society: What a Cancer Caregiver Does
American Diabetes Association: Caregiver Tips for Managing Diabetes
American Lung Association: Taking Care of Yourself as a Lung Cancer Caregiver
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA): Support for patients and caregivers with Asthma and Allergies
Autism Parenting Magazine: Coping Strategies for Autism Caregivers
COPD.com: Caregiver COPD Guide
COPD.com: Caring for someone with COPD
Family Care Alliance: Caregiver Services by State
findhelp: Find food, health, housing and employment programs in seconds
health.gov/myhealthfinder: Support for Caregivers
KeepItPumping.com: Caring for the Caregiver: Caregivers of people with Heart Failure
MeetCareGivers.com: Caregiver Training Programs for Family Caregivers
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Caregiver to Caregiver: Mental Health Tips (Video)
National Council on Aging (NCOA): Falls Prevention for Caregivers
National Down Syndrome Society: A Practical Guidebook for Caregivers
National Institute on Aging (NIA): Caregivers
Partners Resource Network: Self-Care for the Caregiver
Texas Health and Human Services: Services for Caregivers
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio): Caring for the Caregiver: Supporting Family Caregivers
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
American Lung Association - Lung Cancer Resource Library
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
National Down Syndrome Society
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Texas Education Agency - Resources